|Untitled film showing penicillin production|
A remarkable compilation of out-takes, in colour, showing small-scale penicillin production/harvesting in a laboratory of an unknown origin. There is a single unidentified male laboratory assistant and most of the shots are cropped so he is not seen. Later in 'Plant No. 1' there is a female laboratory assistant. The action of the centrifuge is pointed out with a wooded pointer. Eventually a brownish powder is produced which is tipped out from a bottle - this is presumably penicillin...
Keywords: Penicillins; Laboratories; Pharmacology
|Medical application of sulphonamides|
Part 1: Introduction to the discovery of sulphonamides in the UK. Data from a number of trials is mentioned from the 1930s and cited from relevant Lancet articles. As war looked imminent, demand increased as sulphonamides proved successful in treating gonorrhea. Similar compounds were developed in parrallel in the US. Pharmaceutical activity in May and Baker laboratories is seen including scientists at work, drug manufacture and research labs...
Keywords: Pharmacology; Sulfonamides; Sulfonamides -- history; Sulfonamides -- chemistry
|A talk with Sir Henry Dale - Wellcome Library|
Sir Henry Dale, pharmacologist, Nobel Prize for Medicine recipient, and chairman of the Wellcome Trust, is interviewed by Dr R. Proster Liston, chairman of the BMA Film Committee, in regard to some of the major achievements with which he has been associated in his long and distinguished career. 5 segments.
Keywords: Pharmacology; Acetylcholine; Norepinephrine; Ergonovine; Oxytocin; Histamine; Pharmacology; Pharmacology; Acetylcholine; Norepinephrine; Ergonovine; Oxytocin; Histamine; Health care personnel
|Ergot : the story of a parasitic fungus - Wellcome Library|
A comprehensive survey of the natural, medical and social history, commercial production and obstetric use of ergot and its derivative ergometrine. Includes a detailed description of the life-cycle of the fungus, live action footage of the use of ergometrine in the Department of Obstetrics, University College Hospital to expidate delivery in childbirth and Professor Chassar Moir's own account of the discovery of ergometrine in 1935...
Keywords: Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical sciences; UK; Maternal and child health; Medicine -- History; Obstetrics; Ergonovine -- pharmacology; Medical
|Looking around - Wellcome Library|
This cine magazine comprises three items. The first 'Sealed in Resin' is a brief account of a method of mounting museum specimens in transparent synthetic resin. In the second part, 'The Naked Mole Rat' (Heterocephalus Glaber), the late Gerard Hoffnung describes the strange appearance and habits of this biologically important East African rodent. Finally 'Taballet'... 'Tabloid' production as light entertainment, with mock-heroic verse commentary and musical accompaniment, with stop-frame animati...
Keywords: Amber; Tablets; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Rats; Medicinal drugs; Pharmacology; Amber; Tablets; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Rats; Medical
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|The preparation of diphtheria antitoxin and prophylactics - Wellcome Library|
This film shows the stages in the process and testing of diphtheria antitoxin as it happened in 1945. Includes footage of laboratory work and work with horses in which the antibodies were produced as well as showing children receiving a diphtheria vaccination. 6 segments.
Keywords: Diphtheria; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Immunization; Diphtheria Antitoxin; Medical sciences; Pharmacology; Diphtheria; Chemistry, Pharmaceutical; Immunization; Diphtheria Antitoxin; Veterinary medicine
|Neuromuscular block - Wellcome Library|
An unconventional and delightful presentation by means of animated diagrams, actual experiments and stop-frame animated cartoon characters of the theory and clinical practice of muscle relaxants, with particular reference to tubocurarine, succinylcholine and decamethonium. Also discusses the electrical aspects of neuromuscular transmission. 2 segments.
Keywords: Neuromuscular Junction; Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena; Muscle Relaxants, Central; Drugs; Medical sciences; Physiology; Neuromuscular Junction; Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena; Muscle Relaxants, Central; Pharmacology